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Migration from Cabell Co, VA to Hancock Co, IN

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Date: 2 Jan 2021 [unknown]
Location: Cabell County, Virginiamap
Surnames/tags: roberts dennison hatfield
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Background

This profile is an attempt to gather information about the migration of three (or possibly more) families from Cabell County, (West) Virginia to Hancock County, Indiana in and around 1835.

Angie Drake began this page to better understand the relationship between her direct ancestor, Edmund Roberts to the other Roberts on the migration. Currently, there is only circumstantial evidence that Edmund is the brother of Michael. However, as she continued her research, she began to realize that the migration itself is worth documenting as it may help others trace their family lines. It can be complicated to prove that a single person is truly the person who moved but when neighbors and family move together, it helps prove the connection back to the original county.

Individuals Who Migrated

Residence in Cabell County, Virginia

1830 Tax Rolls [1]

On March 22, James "Dennisson" pays 16 cents tax for two horses.
On April 6, 1830, "Thos Dennisson" pays 32 cents in taxes for four horses.
On April 7, 1830, Edmond Roberts pays 8 cents in tax for a single horse. Other Roberts paying taxes on the same day include Michael.

1830 Census

In 1830, Michael Roberts lives in Cabell County, Virginia. He is listed on the census as the sole male in his household. He lives with one woman, likely Susan. Both are between 20 and 30 years old.[2]
In 1830, Thomas lives in Cabell County VA, 1 male 5-10; 1 male 15-20 (not his son James as he is listed separately in the same census); 1 male 50-60 (himself); 1 female 10-15 ( Susan?); 1 female 15-20 ( Sarah?); one female 40-50 ( Elenor)[3]

Other Facts between 1830-1837

Cabell Co, WV marriage records show James and Margaret Hughart married in 1830 (need source). Additionally, they are likely in residence in 1832 when they sell land inherited from Margaret's father. According to Cabell County land records of September 1, 1832, James Dennison and wife Margaret, along with her siblings, sell the property of their father, Andrew Hughart. [4]
On September 17, 1834, "Thomas Denison and Elenor his wife" sold 126 acres of land on the Mud River to F.G.L. Beuhring for $300. This land was part of a 40,000 acre tract originally belonging to Joseph Mayo Covington.[5]
On January 2, 1837, several family members sold a parcel of land to Anderson Roberts and an unnamed Roberts. included Edmund, and Sarah Roberts, and Michael G., and Susan Roberts ."[6] Sarah's brother, James Denison filed the paperwork in Cabell County for his two sisters. The power of attorney from the State of Indiana in Hancock County states:
"Before me James Denison a justice of the peace within and for said County personally came Michael G Roberts and Susan Roberts, Edmund Roberts and Sarah Roberts the grantor names in the above deed of conveyance and being by me examined concerning the same acknowledged it to be their voluntary deed for the uses and purpose therein mentioned and the said Susan Roberts and Sarah Roberts the wifes (sic) of the said Michael G. Roberts and Edmund Roberts having been by me examined separate and apart from their husbands as requested by law touching the above deed declared that they signed, sealed and delivered the same of their own voluntary free will and without any coercion of compulsion of their husbands and that they thereby relinquished all their right and claim to dower in the aforesaid premises in testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 2d. day of January 1837."[6]

Residence in Hancock County, Indiana

Post 1830

James Reddon Denison of Hancock Co patents 80 acres in Hancock Co, Indiana (E½NW 22-17-7 #15253) on October 23, 1834 (need source).
In September 1835, Edward Roberts was granted land that bordered the land of Michael Roberts in Indiana.[7] [8] Because there is no Edward Roberts listed in the 1840 census in Hancock County, it is likely the government wrote the wrong name on the certificate and this land actually belonged to Edmund. In fact, in the 1845 Tax Lists for Hancock County[9], the description of Edmund's land matches that listed for Edward Roberts' land.

1840 Census

In order of appearance for Green Township:
  • Michael Roberts is between 20 and 30 years of age living with 2 females under 5 and one female between 20 and 30 (likely Susan).[10]
  • Andrew F. Hatfield (written Haifield) is between 40 and 50 years of age. He has 2 males between 10 and 15, one between 15 and 20. There are no women in the household.[11]
  • Thomas Dennison is between 60-70 years old living with one male between 15 and 20 and his wife ( Elenor between 50-60).[12]
  • James Dennison lives next door to his father and is between 30 and 40 years of age. He had in his household one boy under 5, one between 5 and 10, one between 10-15. He also had one girl between 5-10, and his wife between 30 and 40.[12]
  • Edmond Roberts is between 20 and 30 years of age. He was living with three females, one under 5 and one between 5 and 10 years of age and wife Sarah; [13]

Post 1840

In July 1840, Edmond married Rachel Jackson.[14]
On March 21, 1841, James R. Denison sells 40 acres to Vincent Vickery for $170: NW/4 SW/4 12-17-7 [15]
On August 19, 1846, Edmond is bequeathed a small claim in Hancock County by Andrew Jackson, a possible relative of his new wife, Rachel.[16]
On February 26, 1848, Edmond and Rachel Roberts sold their land in Green Township, Hancock County.[17]
Elenor Dennison died January 25, 1857. She is buried at the Cook Cemetery in Hancock County, Indiana. [18]
On June 21, 1859, Thomas Hatfield died in Hancock County (not sourced on his profile).

References

  1. 1830 Cabell County Tax List, KYOWVA Genealogical Society, Huntington, WV
  2. "United States Census, 1830," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XH5W-Y8W : accessed 24 December 2015), Michael Roberts, Cabell, Virginia, United States; citing 28, NARA microfilm publication M19, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 190; FHL microfilm 29,669.
  3. "United States Census, 1830," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XH5W-TTF : accessed 25 December 2015), Thomas Dennison, Cabell, Virginia, United States; citing 11, NARA microfilm publication M19, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 190; FHL microfilm 29,669.
  4. Abstracts of Cabell Co Deed Bk 5:94 by Carrie Eldridge.
  5. Cabell County Deeds, Book 5, pp 415-416, Huntington, Cabell County, (West) Virginia
  6. 6.0 6.1 Book 6, pp. 471-473, Deeds from Cabell County, Virginia; Cabell County Court House, Virginia
  7. US Land Office Certificate of Registration; Edward Roberts of Hancock County, Indiana, No. 20929; September 30, 1835
  8. [https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B5jvqgt1yyQpUGh0YldyNzRvZmc US Land Office Certificate of Registration; Micheal Guinea Roberts of Cabell county, Virginia, No. 12263; October 2, 1834
  9. Land Records, Hancock County, Green Township, Indiana, Book K page 520
  10. "United States Census, 1840," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9YBS-9L9S?cc=1786457&wc=31SK-P1H%3A1588665919%2C1588666164%2C1588668244 : 24 August 2015), Indiana > Hancock > Green Township > image 1 of 16; citing NARA microfilm publication M704, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  11. "United States Census, 1840," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GYBS-9GHF?cc=1786457&wc=31SK-P1H%3A1588665919%2C1588666164%2C1588668244 : 24 August 2015), Indiana > Hancock > Green Township > image 3 of 16; citing NARA microfilm publication M704, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  12. 12.0 12.1 "United States Census, 1840," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GYBS-9GQM?cc=1786457&wc=31SK-P1H%3A1588665919%2C1588666164%2C1588668244 : 24 August 2015), Indiana > Hancock > Green Township > image 5 of 16; citing NARA microfilm publication M704, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  13. "United States Census, 1840," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHB6-2Y2 : accessed 24 December 2015), Edmond Roberts, Green Township, Hancock, Indiana, United States; citing p. 203, NARA microfilm publication M704, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 82; FHL microfilm 7,725.
  14. 1840 Marriage Certificate, Hancock County, Indiana
  15. Hancock Co, IN Deed Bk G:196
  16. Hancock County Indiana Probate Order Book A, Aug 1843- Bef 1850, pg 256, Aug 19 1846
  17. "Hancock County Court House, Green Township, Indiana, Book K page 520, February 26, 1848.
  18. Find A Grave, accessed December 25, 2015

Research

According to notes on the profile of James Denison, members of his wife's family also moved to Hancock County. However, there is no mention of Hughart family in the 1840 Green Township Census where the other families settled.

1830 Census Clues

Living next door to Michael Roberts in Cabell County is Isaac Roberts - one young married couple and one older married couple; could the younger couple be Edmund and Sarah? And could this Isaac be the same one living in Green Township in 1840? Need to check 1840 Cabell County Census to see if the same Isaac is still living there with the same people.

1840 Census Clues

Other Names in the 1840 Census for Hancock County that possibly are relations to our migrating families:
Green Township (where Edmond and Michael lived):
"United States Census, 1840," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9YBS-9LC5?cc=1786457&wc=31SK-P1H%3A1588665919%2C1588666164%2C1588668244 : 24 August 2015), Indiana > Hancock > Green Township > image 9 of 16; citing NARA microfilm publication M704, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
William Roberts (1 male under 5, one between 10 and 15, one between 30 and 40; 2 females under 5, 2 females between 5 and 10, one female between 10 and 15, and one between 30-40).
Jesse Roberts (one male under 5, one 30 to 40; 2 females under 5, one between 30 and 40)
Thomas Roberts (one male between 30 and 40; one female between 15 and 20)
"United States Census, 1840," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GYBS-9GQT?cc=1786457&wc=31SK-P1H%3A1588665919%2C1588666164%2C1588668244 : 24 August 2015), Indiana > Hancock > Green Township > image 11 of 16; citing NARA microfilm publication M704, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
Isaac Roberts (2 males under 5, 2 between 5 and 10, one between 10 and 15, one between 15 and 20, one between 50 and 60; one female 10 to 15, one female 15 to 20, one 60 to 70)




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